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News – 01-JUN-03

Haldex has launched the Consep, a low-maintenance air pre-treatment condenser or separator designed for extreme service applications. It condenses, separates and removes 90 per cent of the oils, liqui...

Haldex has launched the Consep, a low-maintenance air pre-treatment condenser or separator designed for extreme service applications. It condenses, separates and removes 90 per cent of the oils, liquids and other contaminants from the vehicles air brake system before the air reaches the air dryer. An automatic drain valve purges the contaminants periodically while the built-in heater prevents freezing. Because it is mounted between the air compressor and the air dryer, the Consep requires no scheduled maintenance during its service life.

Thermo King Corporation has announced that customers can purchase Kryptonite locks, security cables, chains and ground anchors at Thermo King dealers nationwide. The padlocks come in a variety of styles and sizes designed to stop theft and unauthorized use in the highest risk locations and to suit the changing needs of transport companies around the world. Kryptonite products offer lifetime key registration and key replacement services, and the padlocks can be keyed alike so multiple users can use the same lock.

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Koneta introduces its Protecta heavy weight bedmats featuring a new pebble finish for better grip, helping to prevent cargo from shifting and offer protection against dents and scratches. Made of Nyracord, the blend of rubber and strong synthetic fibers allow the raised ribs to make loading and unloading easier. The bedmats also have a knobby underside for air circulation, thus helping to prevent rust. For more information call

800-356-0712 or visit

Tara Advertising Systems introduces FastTracks, a graphics mounting system that is quickly and easily installed on truck sides, walls or billboards. This system allows vinyl graphics to be installed and changed quickly without using any special tools. It eliminates the down time of removing adhesive graphics and a new vinyl can be snapped into place and the truck can be back in service in a fraction of the time. FastTracks has partnered with Tara Advertising so graphics and mounting system can be ordered at the same time. For more information e-mail

Leyman Lift Gates introduced its new LHLP Hide-A-Way Series of lift gates. Available in 4400 and 5500-pound capacity models, the high-capacity folds beneath the rear of the vehicle and features an aluminum bi-fold platform up to 63 inches deep and 86 inches wide. Other features include automatic mechanical tilt, greaseless operation and hand-held remote control. For more details, call Leyman at 513-891-6210 or visit


Sellick Equipment Limited is now offering the Teletruk, a 6,000 lb capacity industrial pneumatic tire forklift truck, that incorporates telescopic boom technology instead of a vertical mast design. The Teletruk is capable of reaching over and lifting a 3,500 lb load from the other side of a truck, trailer or rail car, which saves both time and space required for one side loading or unloading. The telescopic boom also provides the versatility of quickly switching form one attachment to another through quick disconnect auxiliary hydraulics, and a carriage of 111 degrees of tilt. For more information visit or call 519-738-2255.

Cobra Electronics recently announced its new line of hand-held GPS products will feature its exclusive Accelerated Satellite Acquisition Protocal (ASAP) technology, which enables users to identify their location up to twice as fast as with any current consumer technology on the market. The GPS100, GPS500 and the GPS1000 models include Cobra’s ASAP technology, that accesses 18 channels as opposed to the standard 12. In addition to ASAP, Cobra will incorporate software from Rand McNally and an easy-to-use interface. For more information call 514-683-1771.

IMT Corporation has improved its product design and functionality by introducing a draw key feature which will positively locate the king pins. This feature can be found on all the best quality truck front power steering axles. As well, the king pin bushings have been completely sealed to avoid any introduction of corrosive and abrasive elements, thereby reducing wear and maintenance requirements. For further details call 800-663-2953.

RGF recently introduced advanced oxidation to their evaporator systems with the completion of its new Thermo Ox Series 3 Dry Chamber Flash Wastewater Evaporator. Advanced oxidation technology increases efficiency and lowers emissions. The evaporation system eliminates the need to haul waste water and the problems of corrosion and slurry removal and high operating costs. The RGF Thermo Ox evaporates waste water, leaving a dry ash in a coated ceramic chamber. It utilizes any BTU of the waste water for fuel savings and can use used oil as a fuel. Paybacks of less than 10 months are common. For more details call 800-842-7771 or visit

Spray Nine’s Glass ‘N Dash wipes are now available. These wipes are ideal for light clean up, removing fingerprints, dust and grime. They are great for mirrors, tinted windows, dashboards and chrome. Glass ‘N Dash has an effective rapid drying, light-duty formula which leave vehicle interiors smelling fresh and looking clean. The non-woven wipes are of the highest grade exhibiting durability and strength for maximum use. For more information contact Spray Nine Canada at 877-567-5291.

PULLTARPS MFG has introduced five new aluminum automatic and semi-automatic tarp systems. The Aluminum Open System has the same quality spring and roller mechanism featured on other PULLTARPS pull out semi-automatic systems. The Ultimate Aluminum system includes a polished aluminum housing with black accented cast aluminum end plates and an external spring tensioner. The Ultimate Aluminum Arm system includes side mounted arms with spiral torsion springs. Call 800-368-3075 or visit

@Road, a provider of location enhanced wireless Internet solutions for mobile resource management recently announced the availability of a new solution that combines @Road mobile resource management services with GPS-enabled mobile phones. To date, @Road MRM services have relied on vehicle location proxy for mobile-worker location. Now, @Road customers can use the Pocket Edition

to locate and manage mobile workers carrying a GPS-enabled handset wherever they are. The introduction of Pocket Edition enables @Road to offer a more comprehensive suite of MRM services to multiple industries. Pocket Edition is designed to help companies improve the productivity of field operations and is a useful tool for companies that depend on location information to ensure the safety and security of mobile workers. Future developments of Pocket Edition are expected to allow mobile workers to send and receive text messages as well as interface with their companies’ enterprise applications. For more information visit

R. Moroz Limited has introduced a low cost Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) reader. This hand held reader will read any RF tags and smart labels, including Philips’ I-CODE, Texas Instruments’ Tag-It and international standards tags such as ISO 15693. The reader has a RS232 and USB interface and can read multiple tags at once. For more information call 1-877-4-RMMOROZ, or visit

Pour-N-Restore Concrete Oil Stain Remover, manufactured by Edgewater Industries, is designed to remove oil and grease stains from any masonry surface, including driveways and garage floors. Using Edgewater’s Micro-Extraction Technology, the citric-based formula transforms into an absorbent powder as it dries, pulling oil to the surface before being safely swept away and disposed. The formula comes in one-quart and one-gallon sizes. One quart treats an area three feet in diameter. For more information call 616-846-7939 or visit


Marinco Industrial Group has introduced a weather-resistant 12V plug. The new plug is compatible with most standard receptacles, offering minimal current loss. It features a moisture-proof sealing ring and replaceable 10-amp fuse, as well as a 15-amp rating. This lower-cost plug has all of the features of Marinco’s existing 12VPG model, without the power indicator LED and stainless steel knurl nut. It is ideal for mobile electrical accessories, and can also be used in non-vehicular applications. For details call 800-767-8541 or visit

Spec Tools has unveiled its Twin-Action Box Wrench, designed to work in incredibly tight spots. It has a low, half-inch profile, allowing technicians to work where conventional box wrenches don’t normally reach. A squeeze handle eliminates the need for swing space, while delivering up to three times hand strength. The tool also works as a conventional ratcheting box wrench. Included in the set are 10 metric/SAE inserts, three low-profile metric/SAE sockets, four screwdriver bits (two slotted and two Phillips) and a 3/8″ adapter, which all store in a resin case. For more information visit

Cole Hersee has introduced its line of seven new oil pressure switches, designed to fit a wide variety of off-highway vehicles. All switches come in a plated-steel case with a molded moisture-repellent insulator and all are weather-resistant. Each switch has its own operating range, anywhere from 2 to 7.5 P.S.I. depending on the model. For more information call 617-268-2100, ext. 103, or visit Cole Hersee’s Web site at

Aero Cosmetics has introduced its leather and vinyl care kit. The kit includes an Aero scrubber that works with leather soap to gently scrub and remove dirt and grime from leather or vinyl. Also included is leather care, which restores faded, dull or hardened leather and vinyl, and a bottle of Wash Wax ALL for quick cleanups. For more information call 800-927-4929, or visit

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